The best Yangshuo bars and pubs
Hideaways and local expat favorite hangouts
Must try Yangshuo bars!
Yangshuo really comes to life at night and is a really atmospheric place to be. With its small narrow streets the mixture of music floods the night air together with the smell of barbequed meat from Xingjiang Kebab stalls and the shouts of people having fun.
There is a range of Yangshuo bars and clubs to choose from including of course some KTV clubs that are endemic throughout China. The below bars are recommended by the Yangshuo Village Inn and are generally popular with Westerners.
Luna is the rooftop bar at Yangshuo Village Inn. In addition to authentic Italian cuisine, Luna features a great collection of Italian, South African, Australian and Spanish wines as well as mixed drinks. One of the great thing about this unique Yangshuo bar are the sweeping views of the karst peaks and Moon Hill. Luna is open until late and can also cater private parties. Luna is a quieter and more private experience with the best views of any Yangshuo bar.
Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Corner Bar (pictured above)
If you prefer to stay out of the noise and chaos of town, our sister hotel, the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat has a cozy fireplace bar with views of the Yulong River. It is a great place to meet mostly western travelers (couples and families) and enjoy ice cold beer and a range of cocktails, as well as an extensive selection of imported wines. There is a free shuttle twice daily to the Mountain Retreat from Yangshuo Village Inn and to Yangshou town. An expat favorite among Yangshuo bars.
Run by Andy, a longtime Yangshuo resident from Austria, the Alley features the largest variety of imported beers in Yangshuo, as well as some good value wines. His pizzas and pastas are excellent, as is his New Zealand steak. He often has a football game on a projector screen outside. Ample outside seating where you can watch all the Chinese tourists taking pictures of random objects. Highly recommended!
If you're into climbing or into climbers, or even if you just want to hang out with a fit crowd and enjoy cheap beers, this is the place for you. The bolt usually doesn't get going until after 9pm and sometimes a band will get together and jam. There are also some imported beers and spirits from the well-stocked bar. Friendly people and a nice sidewalk location, just up the street from the Alley.
This place has an actual sound system where practiced bands will play certain evenings and there is a popular pub quiz here every Wednesday night. Look for all the expats in Yangshuo to show up for this and enjoy mostly Chinese beers. Be forewarned there is a crap music bar across the street whose singers make up for their complete lack of talent by turning up the sound to 11.
For the most potent cocktails in town check out MC Blues. A wide range of cocktails and spirits and a variety of music which is mainly somewhere between house and pop. You can find this place on Xianqian Road opposite Karst Café. Really loud. Really.